It’s that time of the year again, where the Angels came out to grace us with their sparkly presence. Yes! It’s almost time for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, and this year is going to be like no other! We dish out all the details that you’ve eagerly been waiting to hear about.
Victoria’s Secret knows just how to wow its fans and when it comes to putting a magnificent show together, no one does it like they do. The fashion show spares no expense and in 2016 executive producer Edward Razek confirmed that the fashion show cost a whopping $26 million to produce, making it the most expensive fashion show ever!
Previous shows took place in London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Cannes & Paris, but this year the brand decided to change it up. The Angels will be jetting off to Shanghai for the 2017 Victoria’s Secret show, where the brand is said to be doing extremely well with its growing Chinese market. The show happens on the 28 November and will be broadcasted by CBS. Exclusive pink carpet interviews will commemorate along with a behind the scenes and making of the show. Last year the show had a crazy 1.4 billion views worldwide!
Another spectacular occurrence this year is the first ever collaboration with Balmain. Prior to this VS has never teamed up with a fashion house before, making it a massive stepping stone for both brands. The collection will launch in stores a day after the show airs (29 November) and everyone’s excited to see the results of the duos lingerie line.
Rumors have been making their way around that this year’s performers will include Harry Styles, Katy Perry and Miguel. Styles and Miguel have never done a Victoria’s Secret show before, however Katy managed to perform at the 2010 show. The sassy brand and the singers have not yet confirmed anything regarding performances, but fans are almost certain that these 3 artists will be rocking the night.
Angels that will be returning this year to the runway are Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill. Among other new faces we’ll see this year are Vanessa Moody, Dasha Khlystun and Grace Bol- who haven’t yet been given the “Angel” status.
South African Angel Candice Swanepoel will also return this year after taking a gap year to have a baby and ease into motherhood. On the other hand, one of our other favorite Angels, Behati Prinsloo will not be walking this year’s show as she and husband Adam Levine are expecting their second child. The model informed her fans through social media that she’s pregnant in September.
Kendall Jenner will also not be seen modeling at this year’s Victoria’s Secret show as she has recently become a brand ambassador for La Perla, an Italian lingerie brand. The model feels that modeling for a Victoria’s Secret at this time will not only be a conflict of interest to her but also unprofessional.
Now that we know who’s modeling and who isn’t we can focus on other exciting news. Every year a certain model gets extremely lucky and has the opportunity to wear the shows centerpiece item, the Fantasy Bra. Unlike any other bra the Fantasy Bra is one of the most expensive pieces in the collection and this year’s bra is worth $2 million. The Mouwad design is made of diamonds, 18 karat gold blue topaz and yellow sapphires and it took 350 hours to make!
The lucky lady wearing the glam piece is the Brazilian beauty Lais Ribeiro. Ribeiro began her career at Victoria’s Secret in 2010 and walked in all the shows except for the 2012 show because of an injury attained during rehearsal. “I’ve been holding this secret for too long and I am beyond honored to announce that I will be wearing the Champagne Night’s Fantasy Bra this year!” said Ribeiro in an Instagram post earlier this month. “I had no idea that [the fitting] was for the bra,” she shared. “I came in and when I tried it I cried, it was unbelievable.”